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National Book Festival

Former NBA star Derek Anderson played basketball in college at Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky. In 1996, Anderson was part of the team that won the NCAA basketball championship. A year later, the Cleveland Cavaliers drafted him as the 13th overall pick; he played there until 1999. Anderson completed his NBA career with the Charlotte Bobcats in 2008. His new book is “Stamina” (Loyalty Media Group), an inspiring story of a child who went from someone who was sleeping in an abandoned apartment at the age of 11 to a champion in the NCAA, Olympics and NBA.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Derek Anderson